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Release Date:
27 September 1996 (USA) See more »
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Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money. | Add synopsis »
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Top-Flight Direction Results In A Highly Enjoyable Film. See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alexandre Rockwell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergey Bodrov 
Alexandre Rockwell 

Produced by
Sergey Bodrov .... associate producer
Marie Cantin .... co-executive producer
Jean Cazes .... executive producer
Lila Cazès .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mader 
 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
 
Film Editing by
Elena Maganini 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
J. Rae Fox 
 
Art Direction by
Erik Polczwartek 
 
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist
Leela Hanson .... additional hair stylist
Leela Hanson .... additional makeup artist
Vonda K. Morris .... assistant hair stylist
Vonda K. Morris .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Samodral .... additional hair stylist (as Linda A. Samodral)
Linda Samodral .... additional makeup artist (as Linda A. Samodral)
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tina Brawner .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Richard Greenberg .... second second assistant director
Amy Schmidt .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dominic S. Albo .... art department buyer (as Dominic Stephen Albo)
George Atamian .... swing gang
Tim Bowen .... carpenter
Lynne Brodhead .... art department coordinator
Marc Cebrian .... property assistant
Zachery A. Coiteau .... swing gang (as Zachery Coiteau)
Larce Crawford .... carpenter
Paul Davis .... scenic artist
Jennifer Dawson .... property master
Joe Del Monte .... carpenter (as Joseph T. Delmonte)
Helmut Dusek .... swing gang
Bernard Griesz .... scenic artist
Ken Gutierez .... swing gang (as Ken Gutierrez)
Bart C. Hubenthal .... swing gang (as Bart Hubenthal)
Lisa Keller .... lead scenic artist
Fernando LaFarga .... tattoo artist
Jack M. Marino .... assistant property master (as Jack Marino)
Leesa Martling .... scenic artist
David Meléndez .... carpenter (as David Melendez)
Alberto Miyares .... construction coordinator
Chris Nakayama .... carpenter
Chris Nakayama .... propmaker
Merry-Beth Noble .... on-set dresser
Gina Sandler .... scenic artist
Mike Schwabenland .... carpenter
Ross Silverman .... lead man
Jonathan Slavin .... carpenter
Tommy Sowards .... swing gang
Marc Alan Stevens .... carpenter (as Marc Stevens)
Chris Torens .... art department assistant
Benners Fox Vail .... swing gang
Chris Waldoch .... carpenter (as Christopher Waldoch)
David Willis .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Wally Burr .... adr recordist
Thomas Chan .... adr recordist
Michael Faba .... boom operator
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Barbara Parks .... assistant sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joseph Cornell .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Dale Newkirk .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Christopher Patino .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Max Patino .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Stephanie Patino .... special effects office administrator: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Steve Patino .... special effects supervisor: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George Colucci)
Armando Guerrero .... stunts (as Mando Guerrero)
John Kennedy Hayden .... stunts
Linda L.C. Madalone .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Birk .... gaffer
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
Blaine Brown .... insert cinematographer
Rusty Geller .... Steadicam operator
Ken Glassing .... first assistant camera
Gina Graham .... camera loader
Gilbert Hernandez .... security gaffer
Bob Ivanjack .... key grip
Rickey Kelly .... grip
Christopher Loring .... grip (as Chris Loring)
Keith A. Markham .... grip (as Keith Markham)
Sean McKelvey .... best boy electric
Sean McKelvey .... rigging gaffer
Bob Morris .... police gaffer
Jeff Murray .... electrician
C. Roy Nigra .... key grip (as Roy Nigra)
Alan Parr .... dolly grip (as Al Parr)
Tim Perry .... crane operator
Jeannette Scheibe .... second assistant camera
Siegfried .... still photographer (as Siegfried Debrebant)
Brian Sweeney .... first assistant camera
Anthony Van Dyk .... electrician
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip
Daryl 'Dazz' Reynolds .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: Webster Kolich & Co. (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Michalek .... costume supervisor
Lisa Parmet .... set costumer
Daniele Schérer .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anthony J. Cimo .... editing intern (as Tony Cimo)
Keith De Ruelle .... editing intern
Travis Dultz .... editing intern
Gina Gallo .... assistant editor
Ichiro Irie .... editing intern
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Melissa Remenarich .... apprentice editor
Brian Young .... editing intern
 
Music Department
Steve Borne .... music editor
Tito Larriva .... composer: additional score
Amanda Michener .... additional musical researcher
Charlie Midnight .... music supervisor
Chet Leonard .... music playback (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Greg Bauer .... driver
Jason Belsky .... transportation coordinator
Carlos A. Herzer .... transportation captain (as Carlos Herzer)
Julio Herzer .... driver
Matt Kessler .... driver (as Matthew Kessler)
Paul Kowalczyk .... driver
Jeffrey L. Moore .... driver (as Jeff L. Moore)
Skip Steffens .... driver: production van
David Walden Sr. .... driver
David D.B. Wilson .... picture car coordinator (as David 'D.B.' Wilson)
 
Other crew
Carol Banker .... script supervisor
Sebastian Beckwith .... assistant: Mr. Rockwell
Steve Beeson .... production accountant
Henry Biddle .... craft service
Trisha Boyd .... set production assistant
Edgar Michael Bravo .... assistant: Mr. Rockwell
Hugh Burns .... set production assistant
Adam Cook .... assistant location manager
Lillian Glass .... speech pathologist (as Dr. Lillian Glass)
Michael Goldfarb .... office production assistant
Mario Z. Gonzalez .... catering: Mario's Catering (as Mario Gonzalez)
George T. Hayum .... legal services
Kim Jacobsen .... travel service
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Alex Magno .... choreographer (as Alexandre Magno)
David J. McMillan .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals (as Dave McMillan)
Nancy McMillan .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals
Scott Metz .... first aid: Rescues Unlimited
Adam Moos .... completion bond: Film Finances
Michael Morris Jr. .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals
Jill Naumann .... assistant location manager
John Nein .... office production assistant
Eric Nichols .... production service: Pacific
Ron Nichols .... production service: Pacific
Kris Nielsen .... production coordinator
Suzie Pelissier .... assistant production coordinator
Jose Prieto .... catering: Mario's Catering
Francisco Rivas .... catering: Mario's Catering (as Franky Rivas)
Erika Schleich .... office production assistant
Joseph Schmidt .... set production assistant (as Joe Schmidt)
Pilo Silva .... catering: Mario's Catering
Truman Van Dyke .... insurance
Tracy Wilson .... first aid: Rescues Unlimited
Kieran Woo .... assistant production accountant
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances
Malle Jensen .... assistant: Mr. Keitel (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... trainer: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Edgar Michael Bravo .... thanks (as Edgar Bravo)
Claudia Buchanan .... thanks
Charles Bukowski .... thanks
Sandy Bull .... thanks
P. Todd Coe .... thanks (as Todd Coe)
Paul Colichman .... thanks (as Paul A. Colichman)
John De Robertis .... thanks
Federico Fellini .... in memory of (as Federico)
Drew Francis .... thanks (as Dr. Drew Francis)
Anne Klein .... thanks (as Anne Klein Hosiery)
Reggie Lewis .... thanks
Taylor MacCrae .... thanks
Giulietta Masina .... in memory of (as Giulietta)
John McEnerney .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Dana Padgett .... thanks
Randolph Pitts .... thanks
Jennifer Sue .... thanks
Jonas Thaler .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some violence and sexual content
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102 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Top-Flight Direction Results In A Highly Enjoyable Film., 21 February 2008
Author: rsoonsa (rsoonsa@bandbbooks.com) from Mountain Mesa, California

Rosie Perez is the lead in this very engaging affair, cast as Mercedes, a young woman from Brooklyn who has resolved to become a film actress although not favoured by her circumstances, living in East Los Angeles and struggling with a series of fruitless auditions for any sort of part at all. Mercedes has hooked up with a married and washed-up actor, Harry Harrelson (Harvey Keitel), who at one time had performed in a television Western series during the 1970s, and seldom since, accepting him as her lover, in part from loneliness, and as well from a hope that film parts will be coming her way because of his "contacts", but these latter are of small consequence as Harry is simply self-delusional in his attempts at recovering what he perceives as past cinematic renown. In order to adequately support herself financially, Mercedes toils as a taxi dancer in a downtown Los Angeles Skid Row dance hall/bar while she continues carrying on her efforts to succeed at the motion picture business, and it is while there at the dance palace that a young immigrant from Mexico, Ernesto (Michael DeLorenzo), falls in love with her and the largest portion of the narrative depicts his efforts to please the object of his affections, even if they may mean losing her altogether. This essentially tradition rooted melodrama is given only a moderate budget, despite the presence of a goodly number of well-known players, including Steve Buscemi, Anthony Quinn, and Stanley Tucci, and was kept in the can for about a year before its rather desultory distribution and leaden marketing efforts on its behalf, more's the pity as its solid production characteristics are firmly complemented by Alexandre Rockwell's admirably controlled direction, a consistent virtue of his work, and on display in this film from its very opening scene, frames that form a montage behind the credits, featuring Perez at Skid Row's Fifth and Main Streets. Rockwell has often demonstrated that he operates very closely indeed with his cast, and this holds true in this instance as he allows his actors to create their roles while any ad libbing is neatened nicely via the editing process, resulting in an artistic success for the director, despite negative comments from some mainstream evaluators. The film's scoring is aesthetically spot on with a good deal of it contributed by Tito Larriva, who also plays as band boss for the taxi dancers. Acting honours here must go to the ever vital Perez, although nary a sub-par performance is turned in. A fair test for any film's quality is given when a viewer will watch it twice within a brief period. Sitting through this undervalued work will be considered a keen pleasure for many.

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